"Shrek Forever After," the 3-D animated sequel about a gentle green ogre, won the top box office spot for a third straight week with 25.3 million dollars in receipts, preliminary figures showed Sunday.Debuting in the number two spot was the raunchy comedy "Get Him To The Greek," with 17.4 million dollars in projected ticket sales, according to box office tracker Exhibitor Relations."Killers," an action-comedy starring Katherine Heigl and Ashton Kutcher, premiered in the number three spot, with an estimated take of 16.1 million dollars.
Universal continues to dominate the summer as their latest release, "Straight Outta Compton," the biopic on groundbreaking gangster rap group N.W.A., exceeded all expectation by topping the weekend domestic box office with $56 million, according to Exhibitor Relations.
No scare fest or '80s stars could pull "Gravity" down at theaters. Though "Carrie" and Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger's "Escape Plan" didn't bomb, they had no chance against Alfonso Cuaron's giant.
The big screen's most famous ogre might have good reason to be grumpy this weekend.
"Shrek Forever After," the fourth and purportedly final installment of DreamWorks Animation's money-minting series, could very well be the first since 2001's original "Shrek" to open to less than $100 million.